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Many traditional print documents, such as magazines and newspapers, arrange text in multiple columns. Stories flow from column to column and sometimes across several pages. While the format is effective for printed material, this type of structure can be difficult to follow on-screen because of the scrolling and zooming required.
The article feature enables you to guide readers through material presented in multiple columns and across a series of pages.
You create an article by defining a series of boxes around the content in the order in which you want the content read. The navigational path you define for an article is known as the article thread. You create a thread connecting the various boxes, unifying them into a continuous text flow.
Most desktop publishing programs allow you to generate article threads automatically as you convert the files to Adobe PDF. If the file you’re viewing has articles, you can show the names of the articles on a tab and navigate easily through them.
Open a PDF or a blank document and then from the All tools menu, select Edit a PDF.
From the left panel, expand the Add Content menu by selecting More. Then, select Article box.
The pointer appears as a cross-hair pointer in the document window.
Drag a rectangle to define the first article box. An article box appears around the enclosed text, and the pointer changes to the article pointer.
Each article box you create has a label that consists of the article number and its sequence within the article. For example, the first box for the first article is labeled 1-1, the second box 1-2, and so on. The boxes for the second article in the same document are labeled 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, and so on.
To resize or move an article box, you must first end the article.
Press Enter and then in the Article Properties dialog box that opens, enter the article title, subject, author, and any keywords to describe the article. Then, select OK.
Use the Article tool to create, display, and make changes to an article box in the PDF document.
It displays a right panel with the list of articles on the page.
To delete the entire article, select the article in the Articles panel, and press the Delete key.
To delete only one box from an article, right-click the box and then select Delete. Then, in the warning message, select Box.
If you select Article, the entire article is deleted.
The remaining articles or article boxes are automatically renumbered.
Select the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the selected box. When prompted to drag and create a new article box, select OK.
To move the box, drag it to the new location.
To resize the box, drag a center handle to change only height or width, or drag a corner handle to change both dimensions.
Right-click the box and select Properties.
Change the information in the Articles Properties dialog box, and select OK.
Select the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the article box, and then in the dialog that appears, select OK.